Breaking news: EFCC arraigns Omokore, others on charges of money laundering

Jide Omokore: docked today


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrainged oil magnate, Jide Omokore on nine count charges of money.

Omokore was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court alongside Victor Briggs, Abiye Memnere, David Mbanefo, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited on Monday.

The defedants pleaded not guilty to the nine count charges.

The court however struck out two defendants, Kola Aluko, an associate of Omokore and Mrs Dieziani Allison Madueke despite protests by the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs.

Justice Nyako said there must be evidence of service on the two defendants before they can be included in the charges.

Details later